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Information & Ratings on Laurelwood Care Center, Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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This facility is a 120-certified bed "for profit" long-term care home providing services and cares to residents of Johnstown and Cambria County, Pennsylvania. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
100 Woodmont Road
Johnstown, Pennsylvania 15905
Laurelwood Care Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Laurelwood Care Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term rehabilitation, respite care, palliative care, hospice, and specialty care programs.Financial Penalties and Violations
State and federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home cited for serious violations of regulations and rules. These penalties include levying monetary fines and denying payment of Medicare services. Typically, these violations result in penalties when investigators found severe problems that harmed or could have harmed a resident.
This nursing home also received twenty-eight complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Report Website.
The state of Pennsylvania and the federal government regularly updates its long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, citations, and violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop, Write and Use Policies and Forbid Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents – citation #F224 date September 7, 2017
- Failure to Report and Investigate Any Act or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation #F225 date September 7, 2017
According to state surveyors, “the facility failed to ensure that residents were free from neglect.” The deficient practice resulted in harm to a resident “due to a fall, which resulted in [injuries].” The survey team reviewed the facility’s policy regarding showers that revealed: “the residents were not to be left alone in the shower.”
A review of the Incident Report revealed that the resident “reported to staff that he fell in the shower.” The documentation revealed during the investigation indicated that a Nurse Aide “left the resident unattended in the shower room in a shower chair, when the resident leaned forward and fell. Then, the Nurse Aide tried to cover up the fall by lying and intimidating other staff.”
A written statement documented by the Nurse Aide revealed that “she was giving [the resident] a shower and was standing outside of the shower room door like she always did, when she saw [another Nurse Aide] and asked her to watch the door while she went to get a towel for [the resident].” When the second Nurse Aide “walked into the shower room, she found [the resident] on the floor.”
The statement indicated that a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) “entered the shower room and told him that [the resident] was fine and to get him up, so they put him back into his chair, took him back to his room, and dressed him.” However, a subsequent Nursing Note revealed that “the resident complained of pain to the right hip and lower back, and had trouble straightening his right leg. An x-ray was ordered to rule out a fracture.” However, the x-ray results indicated a femoral neck fracture.
The Director of Nursing confirmed that the Nurse Aide “failed to follow the facility’s policy and should not have left the resident alone in the shower room.”
The nursing home “failed to report an incident of resident neglect that resulted in serious physical injury to other agencies (Pennsylvania Department of Aging) according to state law.” The incident involved the resident documented above “was a high risk for falls.” The Director of Nursing confirmed that the facility failed to follow established protocols and policies that ensure resident safety by creating and maintaining a safe environment.
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at Laurelwood Care Center? Contact the Pennsylvania nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Cambria County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Johnstown.
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